Snowboarding in Andorrra

Johnny Hall in Soldeu
Johnny Hall in Soldeu

We got back from snowboarding in Andorra last week. What an awesome place. It is so beautiful. Snowboarding is great as well. It really isn’t as difficult as you’d think. Both my wife and I managed to go down 2 blue runs. I can’t wait to get back to the slopes. I will say though that it is very physical. I cracked my skull open! Seriously I got concussed. A whole bunch of us ended up getting flu; I think from exhaustion.

We stayed in Soldeu.

I met Prince William tonight

Prince William, Attie's friend.
Prince William, Attie's friend.

Just a quick brag blog! I met Prince William tonight. You know, the future King of England. An absolute delightful chap he is as well. This is all thanks to my good friend Thinus Delport.

It happened like this: Thinus played in the Northern vs Southern Hemisphere exhibition Rugby match in aid of the Tsunami victims. So he got me a ticket for the match and the VIP dinner afterwards. At the VIP dinner William, Harry and some of their mates were seated at the table next to ours.

Afterwards I walked over and chatted to him briefly. He actually knew a bit about South Africa’s Eastern Cape (where I’m from) and of all things we briefly discussed the weather there!

I must say he was really a very nice guy. Before I met him I had no real feelings, negative or positive, about him. But now I think he is quite a decent chap. Prince¬†Harry was also there, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him.

From a purely selfish point-of-view I now can’t wait for him to become King; then I will be able to say that I met the King of England!

Red Ken does it again!

I must admit I never thought there’d be a day when I supported someone as red as Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London. But I do on several issues. It seems that he really is a keen environmentalist and that already wins a lot of points from me. But I also love the way in which he does not back down from the powerful Jewish lobby.

Good on ya Kenny!

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